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Is the Biden strategy to make fewer gaffes to simply hide?

Friends and supporters of former Vice President Joe Biden have been gently suggesting to him and to campaign officials that perhaps he should make fewer campaign appearances, thus lessening the likelihood of Mr. Biden making more high profile gaffes, as he did repeatedly last week in Iowa.

Divisiveness the cause of violence

Never before in our history have we seen the level of divisiveness and hate rhetoric that is now rampant throughout the country. A congressional representative calls for people to get in the face of Republicans. Another publicizes a list of Trump donors, endangering the donors and their families. Administration officials are accosted while at restaurants. Rioters disrupt congressional hearings and call for the Senate majority leader to be killed, right in front of his home. The president is blamed for mass shootings and falsely accused of being a racist.

FILE - In this June 29. 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump, left, meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. Trump is prioritizing China trade negotiations over defending the Hong Kong protesters. This contrasts with the stance normally taken by his White House predecessors, who would use such a flashpoint as a moment to espouse an American commitment to democratic values.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Trump's troubles with the Asian axis

President Trump assures Americans regularly that he has a "great relationship" with an array of world figures, among them Xi Jinping of China and Kim Jong-un of North Korea. It's comforting to hear. It would be more gratifying, though, to see these relationships bear fruit. Try as he might, the president has been stymied in his efforts to seal crucial deals with his Asian counterparts. Americans may be subject to creeping doubts, but there is no substitute for persistence.

'The Darwin Affair' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Darwin Affair'

An omnivorous British pal of mine loved the special dish his mother always served up at winter feasts -- except for the gristle. So be it with this hearty novel, a hunt-board of a thriller rich in historical meat if, for my taste, too grisly by half.

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